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Happoen Garden

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Shinagawa / Gotanda
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Address: 1-1-1 Shirokanedai, Minato 108-8631, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3443-3111
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Absolutely Breathtaking!

This garden was a great stop on our trip! The pond was beautiful and there is a small hut that you can navigate towards to get closer and see the coy fish. The trees in November... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Natalie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden was a great stop on our trip! The pond was beautiful and there is a small hut that you can navigate towards to get closer and see the coy fish. The trees in November make this sight absolutely stunning with their colors. It's not at all a wonder why so many people choose to get married in this... More 

Thank Natalie M
Woodland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely smaller Japanese garden around a pond and quite beautiful! Also offers a traditional tea ceremony, which was interesting. Many weddings in this special garden!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We found here one of our favorites featuring bonsai that are hundreds of years-old, koi pond - beautiful, peaceful garden. Cute fish pond too.

Thank KarolaRS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful garden, took all of the pictures on my camera annoyingly so cannot upload off my phone. It's free to start off with which makes everything better.. Haha. But no it is beautiful, there's a great spot to sit in by the water edge and all of the fish come up to it. Has lots of Bansai trees too. Also... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Happoen Garden is near a train station, so you won't have to walk very far. The day I visited, there was a wedding going on and my friend and I thought we were at the wrong place. My friend and I must have looked puzzled because one of the very polite staff members came up to us and said to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This place actually used to belong to my family (Shibusawa) and my grandfather sold it before WWII. I've been here several times and because of the family history I've gotten very nice tours of the house. The garden is nothing short of spectacular which is why this place is always packed with special events such as weddings.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I had an event there and I also visited the gardens. I was impressed how well kept they are, is the perfect spot for an event.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This park is an excellent park to visit and see the bonsai trees and the Japanese carpe fish. Its has great greeneries and bonsai as old as 500 years.

Thank Bruno Z
Modesto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I was staying at the Sheraton, which is very close. This was a short walk and very worth it. The garden is beautiful: lots of bonsai, a koi pond and lush grounds. It seems to be part of a resort and was a little confusing where you could or could not go. But I wandered around and enjoyed being there.... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Attended a business conference in this venue popular for wedding ceremonies. It was a real treat to find this peaceful garden right on the doorstep. A very special place in the middle of a 40-million people city.

Thank MLXV

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Shinagawa / Gotanda
In Shinagawa, an office district shares space with luxury residential buildings and the scene is constantly changing with rapid development. Ikedayama park and Togoshi park are great places to see beautiful traditional Japanese gardens with ponds, as well as enjoy the changing seasons. Shinagawa was a post and a port town during the Edo era and the lavish old Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples at Shinagawa and Ebara are very popular. It's a great place to get in touch with the old Edo atmosphere on a pleasure boat cruising along the canal. The neighboring area around Gotanda station is a study in modern contrasts filled with unique restaurants and a lively nightlife.
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